Fraud

14 June 2016

The EU Referendum – what impact would Brexit have on civil litigation?

On 23 June , the UK is holding a referendum on whether to remain or leave the European Union.  What does this mean for a country with international commerce and cross-border litigation? 

8 June 2016

Hidden flaws in proposed new “failure to prevent fraud” corporate offence.

Shortly before the recent anti-corruption summit hosted by David Cameron, he announced a consultation on an extension of the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery to other economic crimes such as fraud and money laundering.

 

William Christopher

22 October 2015

SFO is Failing the Victims of Fraud

Earlier this week The Times reported that “Fraud victims are being '"badly served'" by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which only recovered £1.3 million in compensation last year - despite UK fraud losses of £717 million..”

Fiona Simpson

20 October 2015

Will Forgery Claims: The 2015 Lowdown

In the past year, the High Court has been asked to determine whether a purported will is a forgery on three different occasions. This is an interesting development because there is often a perception amongst lawyers that contested will forgery actions rarely reach trial.

Ryan Mowat

9 September 2015

Freezing orders – more draconian for some than others?

A freezing order is an interim injunction that restrains the individual subject to the order (“the Respondent”) from disposing of or dealing with their assets to ensure that they are preserved until judgment can be enforced.  It is normally obtained before the proceedings begin, and without notice to the Respondent. The consequences of a freezing order are extremely burdensome, not only on the Respondent but also on their family. 

William Christopher

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